We are Chol – where everything is possible.
Leading a creative revolution in local communities where every young person feels powerful, valued, and connected.
We specialise in co-creating art in everyday spaces with children and young people from early years to early career. Our practice increases artistic skills, literacy and confidence. This enables participants from all backgrounds to feel powerful and connected. Our primary focus is to bring theatre and arts into the heart of local communities, inspiring creativity and making art accessible for everyone.
We believe in the power of art
Through our flagship arts projects Imaginary Communities and Equal Players we inspire creativity. We specialise in co-creating art in everyday spaces and explore real and imagined stories, to create theatre and art that is accessible to everybody.
We are socially conscious and interested in local communities.
We are based in Yorkshire but work nationally, with connections throughout the world. Our work takes place in everyday spaces – libraries, schools, streets, parks and community centres. Our projects are driven by our desire to involve people in making art that responds to identity and locality.
We create contemporary work
That explores people’s responses to where they live, to cultural works and creates opportunities people may not have previously encountered. In particular we look at hidden stories, engaging participants through the experience of making art, connecting people and raising aspirations.
We work with a variety of partner organisations
We work with a number of partners in local communities including libraries, schools, charities and arts organisations.
Some current partner organisations include Kirklees Libraries, Migration Matters Festival, Create Sheffield and The Lawrence Batley Theatre. To see our full list of partner organisations past and present please check out Our Partners page.